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Dec 10, 2017 8:39 am

VIDEO | Watch Bellator champ Rafael Carvalho defend title with crushing 44-second KO

#AndStill and it was lightning quick. @RafaCarvalhoMMA #Bellator190 pic.twitter.com/XweAryvKiq — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 10, 2017 While the combat sports world was largely preoccupied with the UFC’s debut in Fresno, California, and Vasyl Lomachenko’s beautiful defeat of Guillermo Rigondeaux, Bellator MMA also promoted a fantastic show last night. This card, titled Bellator 190, went down in beautiful Florence,...

Nov 30, 2017 5:32 am

EXCLUSIVE | Chael Sonnen assesses each of his competitors in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix

In 2018, Bellator MMA will crown a heavyweight champion by way of an action-packed heavyweight Grand Prix. This headline-dominating tournament will kick off on January 20, when three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen takes on former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Then, in the subsequent months, we’ll witness matchups between Roy Nelson and...

Nov 29, 2017 5:30 pm

Michael McDonald and Valérie Létourneau to Make Bellator Debut at Bellator 191

  The long-awaited Bellator debut for former UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald was made official on Wednesday in a press release sent out by the promotion. McDonald will fight Peter Ligier, a French fighter with an 8-1-1 record, including five finishes. McDonald hasn’t fought since  July of 2016 against John Lineker. Lineker won that bout via...

Nov 29, 2017 4:30 pm

Shane Carwin Retires Amid Talks of a Return to MMA Under the Bellator Banner

  It looks like Shane Carwin won’t be returning to MMA after all. Despite on-going talks with Bellator regarding a return, potentially as a replacement or alternate in their upcoming heavyweight tournament, Carwin announced via Reddit that he will be retiring from MMA competition. He cites terms of a potential contract with Bellator as his...

Nov 28, 2017 1:07 pm

VIDEO | Bellator Just Dropped The Promo for Their Heavyweight Grand Prix

For hardcore MMA fans and casuals alike, Bellator is bringing back the illustrious grand prix tournament to crown their new heavyweight champion. Ever since it was announced, speculation ran rampant as fans and media alike started making their own match-ups. Not only do we have all of the bouts set, but now we know the...

Nov 23, 2017 3:42 am

Every Fight in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Broken Down by Chael Sonnen

Earlier this month, Scott Coker and the team at Bellator dropped a bombshell: That they’d be putting on a heavyweight grand prix to finally crown a new heavyweight champion. They added UFC veterans, legends, light heavyweights and even the light heavyweight champion, Ryan Bader. The tournament has always been one of the most exciting things...

Nov 22, 2017 1:01 pm

BREAKING | Shane Carwin Officially in Negotiations With Bellator

This Bellator heavyweight grand prix has shook things up a lot more than just the huge match-ups it has planned. Even Rory MacDonald wants the chance to be included in this tournament that hearkens back to a bygone era. Former UFC wrecking ball and frequent Redditor, Shane Carwin has since voiced his interest in the...

Nov 22, 2017 11:31 am

Matt Mitrione Isn’t That Thrilled at the Idea of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix

Bellator has tapped into our primal sources of nostalgia over huge MMA tournaments and are going to put on a heavyweight grand prix. Featuring legends and UFC veterans including heavyweights and light heavyweights, the tournament is going down early next year and right now, Matt Mitrione is the favorite to win it all. He’ll go...

Nov 22, 2017 6:01 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov goes off on Conor McGregor for Bellator 187 incident

While Jose Aldo was surprisingly understanding of Conor McGregor‘s infamous rampage at Bellator 187, Khabib Nurmagomedov is not. Speaking on the Talk and Talker Podcast, Nurmagomedov went off on McGregor for his actions, suggesting he should have calmed down when he was told to leave the cage, and that he never should have gotten physical...

Nov 20, 2017 7:00 pm

Shane Carwin Asks Bellator to be Alternate for Heavyweight Grand Prix

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin has announced his bid to become an alternate in the upcoming Bellator heavyweight grand prix. He shared the news via his Facebook page:“I sent Bellator MMA a request to get on as an Alternate for this amazing tournament. I really can’t wait to watch it either way but I am...

Nov 20, 2017 9:18 am

Jose Aldo defends Conor McGregor after Bellator 187 incident

Conor McGregor recently dominated headlines for a bizarre incident at Bellator 187, in which he stormed the cage during his teammate Charlie Ward’s fight, and ultimately shoved referee Marc Goddard, and slapped a commissioner. These actions understandably generated scorn from the vast majority of the MMA community. Not everyone, however, faults McGregor for the way...

Nov 20, 2017 7:32 am

Rory MacDonald wants in on the Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix

Earlier this month, Bellator MMA announced a plan to fill its vacant heavyweight throne: a star-studded heavyweight grand prix. The competitors in this anticipated tournament are as follows: Frank Mir, Fedor Emelianenko, Roy Nelson, Matt Mitrione, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Ryan Bader, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen. While this list includes many of Bellator’s...

Nov 20, 2017 6:49 am

PHOTO | Fighter criticizes Bellator for using pieces of cardboard, not mats, in backstage area

Over the weekend, Bellator MMA set up shop at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, as part of the festivities for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. The promotion hosted a series of free fights for the race fans in attendance, and also offered meet-and-greets with MMA legends like Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Dan Henderson. ...

Nov 19, 2017 5:06 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Al Iaquinta “Someone should have cold clocked Conor McGregor” at Bellator 187

Perennial UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta believes “someone should have cold clocked Conor McGregor” at Bellator 187. “The Notorious” had jumped into the cage at Bellator 187 in an attempt to celebrate with teammate Charlie Ward. During the incident McGregor ended up pushing referee Marc Goddard and also slapped a member of the commission. “Raging...

Nov 14, 2017 12:09 pm

Marc Goddard Pens Comprehensive Statement on Conor McGregor Bellator Incident

Everyone has weighed-in on Conor McGregor’s behavior at the Bellator 187 card in Dublin. He stormed the cage as his teammate Charlie Ward was finishing John Redmond, then all hell broke loose. Since then, he has released an apology and the lead regulator that night has put out a statement on his actions. Finally, referee...

Nov 14, 2017 10:23 am

‘Rampage’ explains why he’d prefer not to fight Chael Sonnen and Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator GP

Bellator MMA finally has a plan in place to fill its vacant heavyweight throne. Throughout 2018, the organization will promote a heavyweight grand prix featuring eight of its premier heavyweights and light heavyweights in Frank Mir, Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson, Ryan Bader, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen. Speaking...

Nov 14, 2017 10:01 am

BREAKING | Conor McGregor issues real apology for Bellator 187 incident

Last weekend, Bellator touched down in the MMA hotbed of Dublin, Ireland with Bellator 187. While the night included some memorable action, by far the biggest headline to emerge from it stemmed from UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor‘s rushing the cage during teammate Charlie Ward’s fight with John Redmond. Believing his teammate had won by...

Nov 13, 2017 1:23 pm

Conor McGregor’s slated December return apparently nixed due to Bellator incident

It sounds like Conor McGregor’s Bellator incident will be costing the UFC, Tony Ferguson, and himself a lucrative Christmas. On Friday, the UFC lightweight champion brought a lot of eyes on the Bellator 187 event that took place in Dublin, Ireland. Following McGregor’s teammate, Charlie Ward knocking out opponent John Redmond, McGregor scaled the Bellator...

Nov 13, 2017 12:21 pm

Conor McGregor tweet and deletes explanation for Bellator incident with referee

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor brought a lot of attention to Bellator on Friday. “The Notorious” made a big scene in the Bellator cage after his teammate Charlie Ward knocked out opponent John Redmond at the end of the first round. McGregor, who was sitting cageside as a spectator scaled the cage and jumped in...

Nov 11, 2017 12:46 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor Going Off About Altercation with Marc Goddard at Bellator

It’s everywhere by now in big bold letters. Conor McGregor storms into the Bellator cage, not once, but twice. He shoves around Marc Goddard and slaps a Bellator official like he’s trying to do his best Nate Diaz impression. What you may haven’t seen yet, is video directly after the chaos. Conor McGregor galloped outside...

Nov 11, 2017 9:37 am

Commission President Releases Statement on Conor McGregor’s Actions at Bellator

Last night there were some great fights at Bellator 187, but it was a UFC fighter who stole the show. Conor McGregor stormed the cage as his Straight Blast Gym teammate Charlie Ward finished John Redmond at the Dublin card and started a pandemonium not seen since the infamous Strikeforce brawl. He shoved referee Marc Goddard...

Nov 10, 2017 12:58 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor Also Slapped a Commissioner at Bellator 187

Conor McGregor also slapped a commissioner tonight as he was told to get down from the cage. Not good. Video via @BryanLaceyMMA https://t.co/g2wFMsETTc pic.twitter.com/WZkXSV7oOT — Dale Jordan (@MMAMadDale) November 10, 2017 By now, you’ve all heard or seen the chaos that unfolded at Bellator 187. Conor McGregor stormed the cage not once, but twice, after...

Nov 10, 2017 11:27 am

VIDEO | Chaos Erupts as Conor McGregor Rushes Ref Marc Goddard at Bellator

@TheNotoriousMMA jumps the cage for his teammate Charlie Ward and its all chaos. #MMA #ConorMcGregor #Bellator187 pic.twitter.com/gu9LZL8ORf — Dutch Fight Network (@DutchFightNet) November 10, 2017 Things started innocently enough with Conor McGregor standing up watching his teammate Charlie Ward fight John Redmond at Bellator 187 in Dublin. Of course, with Conor McGregor involved, things are...